By Polycarp Auta
Barkin Ladi – A faith-based global organisation, `Congress WBN’, on Monday donated relief materials to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) taking refuge in COCIN Church, Kassa in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that `Congress WBN’ is a faith-based global initiative committed to nation building and human development.
Donating the items to the IDPs, Pastor Paul Ogedengbe, the West African Regional Coordinator of the Congress, said the gesture was part of its key mandate.
Ogedengbe, who was represented by Pastor Sunday Gobum of New Sight Kingdom Community, said the visit was to identify and empathise with the displaced persons.
He also said that the visit was at the instance of its Africa Regional Coordinator, who directed that relief materials be contributed and distributed to victims of attacks in Northern parts of Nigeria.
“We are here because we are fully aware of your circumstances and part of our mandate is human development and nation building. We have seen the need to pay you this visit.
“There is nothing we will give you today that can be equal to all you have lost but it is a duty we have to do.
“So, the little we will give you today is just to cushion your sufferings, ‘’ Ogedengbe said.
Gobum urged the displaced persons to trust in God and pray for the return of total peace to the affected areas.
Receiving the items on behalf of the IDPs, Mr Gyang Dayak, the Camp Leader, thanked the group for the gesture.
Dayak, however, decried shortage of food, lack of sleeping spaces and poor medical attention at the camp
The camp leader urged government to intensify efforts to ensure the return of total peace to the affected communities to enable them return to their original homes.
NAN reports that the group donated bags of used clothes, cartons of washing and bathing soap, beverages and cartons of children’s Bible, among others.
NAN also reports that the group had visited and donated items to IDPs in Riyom Local Government Area of the state.